Kanye West shocked everyone when he returned to Twitter on April 13 after a year-long hiatus, and statistics from Twitter indicate that his comeback on the social media platform definitely made some waves.
Since then, Yeezy has tweeted photos of his fashions and footwear, announced two upcoming albums (one solo, one a collaboration with Kid Cudi) and engaged in all manner of philosophizing, such as pointing out that “you will be a drop of water with the ocean as your army.”
In the week since his return to the Twitterverse, Billboard reports that he’s inspired more than 4.2 million tweets about him — 280,000 of them coming within an hour after he issued his first tweet.
Meanwhile, he’s also gained more than a half-million Twitter followers since his return, now boasting 19.6 million followers and counting.
Known for his passionate (and occasionally loopy) tweetstorms, West returned to form on Friday, issuing a machine-gun blast of tweets in which he shared some words of wisdom: